Earth Trio 2015 to Perform April 24

April 24, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Concert Hall

Come enjoy the premiere performance by this new musical trio, a collaboration of Arts Professor Michael Century, drummer and composer Susie Ibarra, and clarinetist-composer David Rothenberg.

Author David Rothenberg to Present "The Nightingales of Berlin" Lecture

April 24, 2015 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: EMPAC Concert Hall

This lecture by David Rothenberg, world-renowned author of books on music and nature, will precede the performance of EARTH TRIO 2015.

Ade Knowles to Lead Ensemble Congeros at Proctors Theatre Performance

April 23, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York

Ade Knowles will lead Ensemble Congeros in performance at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York. Song stylist Jeanine Ouderkirk and reed master Jeff Nania will once again join the Congeros in "chasing the rhythms, and salsa sensation Sensemaya will also be featured with both groups performing as part of Proctors' "Celebration of Rhythm" series.

HASS Event to Debut New Music from Rensselaer

April 23, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Concert Hall

Entitled "Orchestra in the Expanded Field: New Music from Rensselaer," this concert will feature new and recent works by Rensselaer composers.

Cognitive Science Presentation to be Held April 22

April 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sage 4101

In a presentation entitled "Reflexive Theory-of-Mind Reasoning and Meta-Games," Jun Zhang of the University of Michigan will discuss Theory-of-mind (ToM), the modeling of mental states through recursive type reasoning in order to plan one’s action or anticipate others' action.

SoA to Offer Fall 2015 Mestizo Robotics Course to Non-Architecture Students

Architecture Professor Gustavo Crembil and guests will be offering a Fall 2015 elective course in Mestizo Robotics, a new Art-Across-the-Curriculum course open to students outside of Architecture. Designed for students interested in robotics, mechatronics, sensing and signal processing, the 2- or 3-credit options offer, respectively, a seminar dedicated to exploring the notion of "mestizo technology," and a design-and-build workshop focused on development of a robotic art installation using high and low technologies.

Rensselaer Concert Choir, Orchestra to Perform at St. Paul's Church

The Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, will return to the beautiful and historic setting of St. Paul's Church, located at 58 3rd Street in downtown Troy, to present a concert on Sunday, April 19, at 3pm. The concert is free, but donations are encouraged and will go toward ongoing fundraising efforts to build a new organ at St. Paul’s Church. This is the second time the Rensselaer ensembles have performed at the church to the benefit of their organ building project, which is lead by St. Paul's Music Director, Brian Hoffman.

SHC to Offer RPI Safe Zone Training / LGBTQ Awareness

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Academy Hall
Description: All Rensselaer staff, faculty, graduate students, and interns are invited to attend the RPI Safe Zone Training, an awareness training around issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning populations. Three spring semester dates have been scheduled during the week of April 27; please see the campus events calendar at for details.
Contact: Student Health Center

DOSO to Sponsor May 6 American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Mueller Center
Cost: Just a pint of blood!
Description: The Dean of Students Office is sponsoring this American Red Cross Blood Drive and is currently recruiting participants! To donate, you can register with the sponsors or online, or call the DOSO office. Walk-ins are also always welcome!
Contact: Dean of Students Office

StartUp Tech Valley Meeting to be Held May 6

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Off-campus (see description)
Description: This monthly meetup, held at Revolution Hall in downtown Troy, features new companies in a five-minute pitch format, with the audience made up of first-time, aspiring, and experienced entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of start-ups, service providers to start-ups, and all other interested participants.
Contact: Kelly Reardon